Launceston's most comprehensive healthcare and wellness professionals.
Inbalance Physiotherapy & Pilates' seasoned physios, Polestar educated pilates instructors and massage therapists - some of the best hands in the business .
In-Balance Physiotherapy and Pilates is located in Launceston, Tasmania. We provide a uniquely tailored healthcare experience with an exceptional team offering Physiotherapy services, lymphoedema treatments, pilates classes, hydrotherapy, massage therapies and more. This holistic approach to health and wellbeing means you’re in good hands - we treat the person, not just the complaint.
Since 2006, In-Balance Physiotherapy and Pilates has provided innovative, safe and effective treatment and services to a broad clientele from across Launceston and northern Tasmania. Our highly experienced team of Physiotherapists are committed to optimising your function, mobility and quality of life.
We believe there’s no one more effective at maintaining your health than you. That’s why we encourage you to take an active role in your own recovery and offer strategies for ongoing health maintenance and prevention of injury. Our multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals can assist you to achieve sensible goals through intelligent treatment, attention to detail and positive reinforcement. We are also uniquely able to offer treatment using a medical grade laser for lymphoedema, soft tissue and other injuries. You can rest assured we provide you with every option and opportunity to reach your health goals.
Keen to improve your posture and efficiency on a 10km run or even a dash down the supermarket aisle?
PILATES body conditioning teaches controlled movement, breathing awareness and correct body alignment during varied, low-impact but functional exercises. PILATES at In-Balance is also an effective way to recover from injuries, pain or during and after pregnancy. PILATES in a safe environment with skilled, qualified instructors can help you achieve better control of the way you move.
Unfortunately the rates of cancer and Lymphoedema are on the rise in Tasmania. Lymphoedema is tissue swelling often following breast cancer or other surgery involving lymph node removal. Evidence suggests that early diagnosis of Lymphoedema, before it becomes clinically obvious, may reduce the risk by half of it developing. Early detection may then only require minimal intervention in the longer term.
In-Balance is able to offer the latest tool in Lymphoedema diagnosis technology- the L-Dex Bio-impedence.
If treatment is required, we are also able to provide laser therapy (gold standard treatment for Lymphoedema) to help treat swelling associated with Lymphoedema.
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Massage will complement any physiotherapy treatment or Pilates exercise program. Relief of stress and muscular tension can help consolidate improvements in posture and strength and contribute to overall wellbeing. And of course it is also wonderful as a pampering treat!
Our four fully qualified massage therapists are available for appointments on most days. Click below to find a treatment that suits you.
Rebates are available with some private health funds using our HICAPS facilities. Gift Vouchers are available for purchase at reception.
Warm baths and hot springs have been seen as medical miracles through the ages. Mineral baths were used to cure all manner of afflictions and most people feel the benefit of warm water. Hydrotherapy is particularly helpful in the winter months when arthritis can flare up resulting in increased joint stiffness. There is much evidence that performing exercise in warm water can be beneficial in assisting healing from injury or surgery.
Linda has worked as an Occupational Therapist for many years and joined the In-Balance team after completing specialised training in the area of Lymphoedema with which she consults to us from time to time. Focussing on providing best practice management for Lymphoedema in all stages of the treatment continuum (assessment, early detection and ongoing management), Linda also has a particular interest in the use of low-level laser therapy for the treatment of Lymphoedema and other applications including scar management, physical rehabilitation and pain reduction. In her 'other life' outside of work, Linda and her family run a successful wine business.
BAppSci (Occupational Therapy) University of Sydney 2003
Member of Occupational Therapy Association Australia
Member of Lymphoedema Association Australia
Maintaining equal enthusiasm for motivating people to move, keeping them moving and teaching Pilates, Rachel recognises that with all that moving, people also require some massage - which she also dabbles in. Involved in the fitness industry for the past 15 years, her qualifications - Certificates in Fitness and accreditation in Studio Pilates with Polestar- are being expanded as she completes a Bachelor in Health Science at UTAS. A keen swimmer since aged 4 and a qualified swimming teacher, Rachael's an energetic advocate of fitness and understands its role in improving quality of life.
Bachelor Health Science - currently enrolled
Certificate III Fitness
Polestar Pilates Studio and Matwork
To complement her undergraduate degree and extra qualifications in barre attack she's currently completing a diploma in Pilates through Polestar International. In her spare time she enjoys running, water skiing and spending time with friends and family.
B Applied Science (Exercise + Sport Science), 2011 University of Sydney NSW
Trisha Dunn comes from a background in contemporary dance, yoga and pilates teaching and was a core member for Tasdance for over 13 years. Her classes feed on diverse training over two decades and a love for breath, awareness and dynamic motion. Trisha is passionate about movement and its ability to improve both our physical and psychological well-being by developing strength, stamina, balance, flexibility, confidence, and awareness. As a mother of 4-year-old twins Trisha is acutely aware of the need for time to refocus and quieten the mind and loves facilitating that for her clients. With a recently completed Polestar pilates training in mat and small apparatus Trisha looks forward to sharing her knowledge through new yoga and pilates sessions.
With natural therapies threading through most of her life, Stephani has gained extensive experience in remedial therapies including Bowen Therapy, remedial and deep tissue massage. Most recently she has studied Neuro-structural Integration Technique (NST), an effective bodywork technique that relaxes muscles and fascia in a gentle manner. Stephani has completed her Certificate IV in Studio and Matwork Pilates Accreditation with Polestar International. Stephani enjoys teaching older adults to move well and improve their overall balance and agility. In her spare time Stephani is an active volunteer for her local fire service and her numerous pets keep her very busy.
She advocates the key benefits of remedial massage for stimulation to the blood supply allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed; calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort; and toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility.
Pam is a Registered Nurse and massage therapist who believes that everybody has the right to feel totally connected and balanced at whatever stage of life you are at. Pam completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2006 and has since studied Oncology massage and Lymphoedema Management including massage, education, use of laser and garment fitting. Pam's nursing experience means her clients can feel confident that she understands the complex medical issues that her clients may encounter during treatment and recovery from cancer and other chronic diseases. In her spare time, Pam enjoys gardening and growing food with her husband Robin in their glorious property on the Tamar River. She also loves to kayak, walk, do quilting and spend time with her grandchildren.
From 21 December 2001 health service providers covered by the federal Privacy Act needed to comply with ten National Privacy Principles that allow for individuals to exercise new rights and choices about how their personal and health information is handled in the private health sector. The Act also gives people these rights over personal information held by other private sector organisations.
In general a health service provider is required to:
Our practice needs to ensure that consumers are informed about why their health information is being collected, who is collecting it, and how it will be used, to whom it may be given and that they can access it if they wish.
Privacy legislation stipulates that a practice should only collect information that is necessary for the practice's functions or normal activities.
The practice uses fair and lawful ways to collect health information and, where reasonable and practicable, collects health information directly from an individual.
The practice takes reasonable steps to make a client understand why information is being collected and who else it might be given to.
The practice is deemed to be collecting information when it gathers, acquires or obtains information from any source and by any means. Collection covers information kept by the practice even where the practice has not asked for the information or has come across it by accident.
In general, the practice should obtain an individuals consent to collect health information. This consent may be implied or express/explicit.
Implied consent refers to circumstances where it is reasonable for the health professional to infer that consent has been given by the client. For example, if a client presents to a physiotherapist and discloses health information which is written down by the physiotherapist during the consultation, this will generally be regarded as the client giving implied consent to the physiotherapist to collect health information for certain purposes. The extent of the purposes will usually be evident from the discussion between the physiotherapist and the client during the consultation.
Express consent refers to consent that is clearly and unmistakably stated (either in writing, orally, or in another fashion where consent is clearly communicated).
Consent to the collection and handling of health information and consent to treatment are two separate authorities provided by the client.
Use of health information refers to the handling of client information within a practice. Disclosure refers to the transfer of information outside the practice.
A health service provider may use or disclose health information:
Directly-related secondary purposes may include:
The practice should only use and disclose health information for other than primary or directly related secondary purposes, if the client gives consent (express or implied) or if an exception applies. Exceptions include uses or disclosures required or authorised by law; uses or disclosures necessary to manage a threat to someone’s life, health or safety; and uses or disclosures for research provided certain conditions are met.
Health professionals in the practice must use or disclose health information if the law requires them to do so. For example, health professionals are required to report child abuse (under care and protection laws) and notify the diagnosis of certain communicable diseases (under public health laws).
If a health professional is served with a subpoena or other form of Court order requiring the production of documents to the Court they are generally required to supply the documents. If a health professional is concerned about how to proceed, they can seek advice from the Registrar of the Court or Tribunal which issued the order or from a lawyer.
The use of health information for training and education will usually require the client’s consent. Where consent is sought, the individual should have a genuine choice and not be pressured to agree. If the practice uses de-identified health information for training, client consent is not required.
The practice may use or disclose health information without consent for research or statistics that are relevant to public health or safety. The health information may be used or disclosed only if:
If a client wants to transfer to a physiotherapist in another practice, they can authorise the disclosure of health information from the original practice to a new practice. A copy of the health information could be transferred in this way. For medico-legal reasons, our practice retains the original record and provides the new physiotherapist with a summary or a copy. If a summary of the client’s health record is provided to the new physiotherapist, a copy of the summary should be kept on file for record purposes.
Our practice charges a reasonable fee to the practice or the client for transferring the client’s health record to another practice.
Client health information that is transmitted electronically over a public network such as the internet can pose significant privacy risks. It is technically possible for a third party to intercept and read emails or for emails to be inadvertently sent to the wrong person. Practices should not transfer client information by email unless it is encrypted.
If the original practice declines to transfer the health information, the client may seek access to the information, request a copy and then take it to the new practice.
Use of health information for practice marketing purposes:
The APA contends that advertising which seeks to inform the public on the scope and availability of physiotherapy services is appropriate. The APA supports the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) position that advertising offers a rich source of information which allows consumers to make informed decisions around their treatment choices and to compare physiotherapy services with a range of professions. Advertising that complies with the Trade Practices Act (1974)1 and provides consumers with choice should be encouraged amongst the profession.
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We'll make sure that any marketing emails, texts and letters we send you clearly tell you how to opt out, or you can tell our admin staff.
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